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Friday Travel Ticker: Alaska up close

May 18, 2012|By Chris Erskine

Catch the moon rising over Lake Tahoe this summer with West Shore Café & Inn’s “Full Moon Rising” celebrations. The series kicks off in Homewood  on July 3, and other events take place Aug. 1 and Aug. 31; (530) 525-5200 . . . . One of America’s best train trips gets even better this summer as the Alaska Railroad combines rail travel with glacier and ice climbing, in a day trip out of Anchorage; www.ascendingpath.com and www.alaskarailroad.com . . . . Still looking for a Memorial weekend escape?  More than 200 works of art will be on display during the three-day “Art Along the Creek ,a free, dog-friendly fest along Mission Creek in  Santa Barbara; (805) 965-3434 or log on www.s-c-a-p-e.org/ . . . .  Looking ahead to July 4, Coronado holds one of the most endearing Southern California summer celebrations, including a parade, 5K run and fireworks over Glorietta Bay; http://www.ecoronado.com/4th . . . . Travel writer Michael Wigge left Britain without a penny and traveled 25,000 miles, hitchhiking, bartering and working his way by ship, plane, car and foot across the world. A series about his project, “How to Travel the World for Free,” is airing on some PBS channels through May and June . . . . The Golden Gate Bridge 75th anniversary celebrations continue with an evening of swing music and science May 24. The adults-only event is staged by the California Academy of Sciences. Tickets are $12 for nonmembers; www.calacademy.org/events/nightlife/ . . . . Native Voices at the Autry, a Native American theater company, will stage public readings of three new works June 1-2, at the Autry National Center’s Wells Fargo Theater; (323) 667-2000, Ext. 354, www.NativeVoicesattheAutry.org . . . . Fresno’s 9th annual Fig Fest offers recipes and wine tastings Aug. 11; www.californiafigs.com www.californiafigs.com . . . . Travel quote of the day: “Aim for the moon. If you miss, you may hit a star.”
(W. Clement Stone)

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